I will start studying banking & finance in Zurich this fall, which means I have no experience in Private Equity besides having read Barbarians at the Gate and King of Capital. I love both of these books and am VERY eager to get into Private Equity. Two days ago, LGT Partners, a PE / Asset management firm in Switzerland posted that they are looking for young students to support them in their Private Equity department.
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Have a thorough look at the requirements. Although I do fulfill them more or less, there will be many applicants who are far more qualified as of now (they have been studying for a while etc...). However, I'm young and very enthusiastic. This alone doesn't get me very far, but coupled with me learning fast and giving my best to operate to the benefit of the firm, I am 100% confident that I can catch up and surpass the other applicants swiftly.
Now, how do I convince the recruitement lady of this? My plan is to prepare an application, but it will be a bit different, basically a one page text where I outline how the firm can profit from me and that I am the number one choice in the long run. I will search and find her somewhere in their headquarter and simply hand it to her and talk with her. I might be crazy, but this needs to be an all in, ballsy move that seperates me from the other applicants who are currently superior on paper. I will start preparing the required skills asap with Shkreli's finance videos.
What advice can you give to an up-and-coming monkey (me) that will increase my chances of getting this job, regarding:
- The one page "application"
- What skills I need to train for said job
- How to approach the recruitement lady
Thank you very much for your help!